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Pontiac Catalina

(1965 model)

Brief specs of 1965 Pontiac Catalina

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6891 cm3 / 420.5 cu in / 420.5 cu in, 280.4 kW / 376.0 hp / 376.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 625.0 N·m / 461.0 lb·ft / 461.0 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PontiacIssued from1965
ModelCatalinaIssued until
SerieCatalinaNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPontiacCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5448 mm / 214.5 in / 214.5 inTotal (curb) weight1885 kg / 4156 lb / 4156 lb
Width2020 mm / 79.5 in / 79.5 inDry weight
Height1397 mm / 55.0 in / 55.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3073 mm / 121.0 in / 121.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1600 mm / 63.0 in / 63.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inWeight distribution (front)56.0 % / 56.0 % / 56.0 %
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.77  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.40 m2 / 25.8 sq ft / 25.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerGMValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore103.9 mm / 4.09 in / 4.09 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.02
Fuel supply3 Ro carbsEngine displacement6891 cm3 / 420.5 cu in / 420.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity861.38 cm3/cylinder / 52.565 cu in/cylinder / 52.565 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.8 : 1
SumpMax. output power280.4 kW / 376.0 hp / 376.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque625.0 N·m / 461.0 lb·ft / 461.0 lb·ft at 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)140.3 kW / 188.2 hp / 188.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output40.7 kW/l / 0.894 bhp/cu in / 0.894 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque90.7 N·m/l / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in / 0.79 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.42

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)3.00 s / 3.00 s / 3.00 sTop (maximal) speed212 km/h / 132 mph / 132 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio199.5 kW/ton / 151.1 bhp/ton / 151.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)12.00 s / 12.00 s / 12.00 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Wishbone (A-arm, control arm), Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearRadius arms, Coil springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Pontiac Catalina

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